Prof. Dr. Habip ASAN / President of Turkish Patent and Trademark Office
Istanbul International Inventions Fair (ISIF) is getting prepared to open its doors to the world’s innovative minds for the second time.
Exceptional city, İstanbul; which brings together the continents and civilizations; accomplished its duty to gather the inventors and investors from various parts of the world successfully last year.
As this positive initiative, which we initiated in 2016 has created tremendous impression not only in our country but all around the world, the accuracy and necessity of the work what we have been doing is hereby verified obviously. However, as the inheritors of a culture which accepts that the one with an equal gain in two days respectively is considered to be in loss, we feel strongly the responsibility to accomplish better than the previous year every time. For this reason, ISIF’17 shall be a more colorful, enthusiastic and effective fair where new bricks are added over ISIF’16 and new components are included.
ISIF’17 shall be competed in a turn in which Turkey has implemented important reforms in the field of industrial property. The Industrial Property Law No. 6769 which entered into force on 10 January 2017 brought along the reformist arrangements for the entire areas of the industrial property. The regulations which would accelerate and facilitate the transfer of the inventions into the industry is undoubtedly one of the leading issues which makes this law valuable.
ISIF’17 is an international event which is introduced to the worldwide innovators by Turkey which has improved its institutional capacity considerably in the field of industrial property and of which the legal ground has been strengthened in this respect.
Aiming to introduce the inventions which are being created by serous attempts, bringing them together with the investors and making them commercialized, ISIF, at the same time; is a candidate social event to be;
- an awareness organization which shall be colored by the attendance of people from all ages,
- an extensive cultural organization which shall gain value with the national and international workshops, and
- a social organization to be the most powerful industrial property network of Turkey.
We; Turkish Patent and Trade Name Organization, hereby express our gratitude to all our stakeholders who provided contribution to this event which has been perfectly fictionalized and having various components which engage and supplement each other.
We invite everybody throughout the world who is interested in this issue into ISIF'17 which shall be accomplished upon the esteemed supports and participation of the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Dr. Faruk ÖZLÜ.
Prof. Dr. Habip ASAN
Chairman of the Turkish Patent and Trade Mark Office